Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Gossip

The Gossip
by Jane McElvany Coonce
I just finished "The Gossip" last week and got it framed in time to enter it into a juried show called "Walk the Line".  It's a show sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance.  This painting is done in acrylics.  I took a photo at the beach last summer with a whole line up of these seagulls.  However, I only painted the 3 on the end.  I liked how it looked like they were chatting.

The Red Hat
by Jane McElvany Coonce
The other one I'm entering is "The Red Hat".  This is also an acrylic painting.  It won a prize down at The Art League at the Torpedo Factory, so I thought I would try my luck with this juried show.  First, I did an abstract underpainting and let that dry.  Then I did a line drawing with water soluable crayons. I allowed a lot of the underpainting to show through, so her blouse is just the underpainting showing through the drawing.  I added a little paint to the hat and the face and the shadow on her neck.  Everything else is the abstract underpainting peaking through.

I loved how this painting turned out.  I am thinking about putting  it at the beach house.

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